Casting call for The College Tour
Help spread the word to UTA students. The University is seeking fun and engaging students to be featured on an upcoming UTA-focused episode of The College Tour, an award-winning TV series streaming globally on Amazon Prime. Maverick students who want to participate in the filming of UTA's episode should upload a two-minute video explaining why they would be the perfect student to help tell the University's story.
At a recent international conference on Italian art, Distinguished Professor of Art History Mary Vaccaro argued that 16th-century painter Annibale Carracci changed his drawing style in response to his access to the drawings of Michelangelo and Raphael. Vaccaro was one of just three U.S. scholars to present their work at the conference in Rome, Italy.
Faster hypersonic vehicles
Aerospace engineering Professor Bernd Chudoba is leading a team of graduate students attempting to design a hypersonic missile system that would fly faster and farther than any other in history. The goal in developing this conceptual design is to demonstrate how other research universities should approach hypersonic vehicle design and forecasting,
Engineering Professor Ashfaq Adnan has received a nearly $1 million award from the Office of Naval Research to use computer motion simulation that replicates the movements of a person performing activities that could lead to injury. Dr. Adnan will use real-time data of head and body reactions to ascertain what physical injuries could come from specific motions.
Faces of Freedom recipient
The Texas Rangers recognized UTA’s Joe Carpenter, senior associate vice president for marketing, messaging, and engagement, for his two decades of service in the U.S. Navy. The ballclub and American Airlines selected Carpenter for its monthly Faces of Freedom program, which recognizes active or retired members of the military for their courage, strength, and patriotism in the line of duty. Carpenter served over 20 years in the Navy, including nearly three years at the Pentagon and another three as chief public affairs officer at the U.S. Naval Academy.
The Office of Talent, Culture, and Inclusion has prepared instructions for employees and managers on how to record the early release on Friday, May 26, in TCP.
David Abercia is joining UT Arlington on June 1 as the chief of staff in the Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Abercia comes to UTA from St. Edward’s University in Austin, where he has served as chief of staff to the president since 2021. He previously was assistant vice provost and chief of staff at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
The Maverick Activities Center is your location for early voting in the upcoming runoff elections. View the schedule to plan your visit and make your vote count. To learn more about the June 10 runoff elections, visit the Tarrant County election website.
Faculty and staff are eligible to receive free rides on the Arlington RAPID self-driving shuttles for a limited time. Log in to the Via app with your UTA email, then request a ride in the downtown or campus service zone during normal operating hours Monday-Friday, 12-6 p.m.
A current remote work agreement is required for anyone who works remotely or is planning to participate in the flexible summer hours program. Summer remote work agreements are due before Monday, June 5, and the form should be updated every time there is a change to your remote work hours or upon expiration. For more information, contact email@example.com.
UTA Alumni Relations invites alumni to connect with fellow Mavericks at Milagro Taco Cantina in Dallas on Thursday, June 8, 5-7 p.m. RSVP to attend.
Staff Development Conference
New faculty and staff are welcome to join a campus tour on the last Friday of every month. Guided walking tours last approximately 1.5 hours. To attend, arrive at the Dan Dipert University Welcome Center, 580 South Center St., about 15 minutes before start time. The next tour is Friday, June 30, at 3 p.m. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Student employee spotlight
Would you like to recognize your exceptional student employee? Complete this form to share details about their work ethic, skills, and contributions to your department.
At UTA we believe that our employees are our greatest asset, and we're committed to providing opportunities for personal growth and professional development across campus. As we continue to shape the future of UTA, we're thrilled to offer multiple opportunities for you to grow your career and achieve your goals. Visit the UTA Careers site to browse job opportunities on campus.
Today, Thursday, May 25, OIT will remotely install Nessus, a security scanning tool, on all UTA-owned devices. You will not notice any changes to your device after installation. Nessus will silently perform periodic security scans. If you believe installing Nessus will interfere with your job duties, submit a security exception request.
The Office of Information Technology is updating UTA’s network infrastructure across campus. The project involves building-by-building activity after regular business hours. To view when your building is impacted, visit the project website, which will be updated as the project progresses.
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